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Monday, 17 July 2017 08:13 AM BST
How it all adds up for Roger the Great
Federer becomes the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles - the numbers behind his triumph READ MORE

Roger Federer is the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles. Here are the numbers behind his Centre Court triumph.

14
years...

...between Federer's first Wimbledon title, which he won as a 21-year-old by defeating Australia's Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 final, and his eighth, which he took by beating Croatia's Marin Cilic. This was Federer's first Wimbledon triumph for five years, and it took him beyond Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each won The Championships seven times.


19
Grand Slams...

...and Federer now has a margin of four majors over second-placed Rafael Nadal, who moved to 15 by winning Roland Garros in June. But he trails Serena Williams, who holds the Open era record for both sexes, with her 23 majors.


35
years...

...and 342 days makes Federer the oldest man in the Open era to win Wimbledon, with the Swiss superseding Arthur Ashe who was 31 years old when he defeated Jimmy Connors in the all-American 1975 final. But he's not the oldest male winner of a Grand Slam singles title - that was a 37-year-old Ken Rosewall at the 1972 Australian Open.


10
years...

...since Federer last won a Grand Slam without dropping a set, with his only previous 'perfect' major coming at the 2007 Australian Open. The only other man in the Open era to go through an entire Wimbledon Fortnight without giving up a set was Bjorn Borg in 1976 (but this was the second consecutive major when a man in his 30s had done so, after Nadal's domination at Roland Garros last month). "The tournament I played, not dropping a set, it's magical really," Federer said.


8
game loss...

...makes this the most one-sided Wimbledon men's singles final since Australia's Lleyton Hewitt defeated Argentina's David Nalbandian for the loss of six games in 2002.


71
per cent...

...of second serve points won by Federer in the final, in contrast to Cilic's success rate of 39 per cent on his second serves. Federer won 81 per cent of points started with a first serve, while Cilic won 65 per cent of his.


4
children...

...were all on Centre Court to see their father being presented with the trophy. "It's a wonderful moment for us as a family," Federer said.


0
defeats...

...this season to opponents ranked inside the top 100. Federer's only losses this season have been to Russia's Evgeny Donskoy, the then world No.116, in the second round of the hard court Dubai tournament and to Germany's Tommy Haas, the then world No.302, in the second round of the grass court event in Stuttgart.


12
months...

...since the Australian Open champion last lost at the Grand Slams, though he missed last year's US Open and also skipped this season's Roland Garros to prepare for The Championships.


3
in the world...

...is where Federer will see his name in the rankings on Monday, his highest standing in almost a year. And as Federer doesn't have any points to defend for the rest of the season, the No.1 ranking - a position he hasn't held for five years - is in play. But don't expect Federer to play a heavy schedule to chase that ranking.


5
titles...

this season - adding to his success at the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami and Halle - means that Federer has more tournament victories than anyone else in men's tennis in 2017.


9
singles titles...

...at Wimbledon is Federer's mission next summer - to equal Martina Navratilova's record for both sexes.

 

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